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Monte Casale 2898m (oder Bivaccio di Monte Castello)

Back-country skiing · Fanes Group
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  • das Vallon bianco
    / das Vallon bianco
    Photo: Wolfgang Lauschensky, ÖAV Sektion Braunau
  • / Abfahrt vom Limojoch zur Großfanesalm
    Photo: Wolfgang Lauschensky, ÖAV Sektion Braunau
  • / Ciampestrinspitze, im Hintergrund Monte Castello und Monte Casale
    Photo: Wolfgang Lauschensky, ÖAV Sektion Braunau
  • / Col Bechei aus dem Vallon bianco
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  • / liebliches weites Vallon bianco
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  • / Monte Castello, Monte Casale und Monte Cavallo
    Photo: Wolfgang Lauschensky, ÖAV Sektion Braunau
  • / unter der Casalescharte mit Blick zum Monte Casale (beim Versuch der Monte Cavallobesteigung)
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  • / Monte Cavallo
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  • / Westhang des Monte Casale, in der Sonne der Neuner und die Fanessattelspitze
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  • / Casalegipfel: Blick in die Casalescharte und auf den Monte Cavallo
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  • / Casalegipfel mit Tofaneblick
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  • / Nordgratabstieg mit Blick auf Monte Castello
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  • / Bivaccio della Pace di Monte Castello
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  • / milde Abfahrt aus dem Vallon bianco
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moderate
Distance 14.7 km
4:00 h
1,250 m
1,250 m

Author’s recommendation

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Wolfgang Lauschensky 
Update: July 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Monte Casale, 2,898 m
Lowest point
Faneshütte, 2,069 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Faneshütte
Rifugio Lavarella

Safety information

Tips and hints

Start

Faneshütte (2,069 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.611992, 12.014960
DMS
46°36'43.2"N 12°00'53.9"E
UTM
33T 271428 5166376
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Destination

Monte Casale

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Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
46.611992, 12.014960
DMS
46°36'43.2"N 12°00'53.9"E
UTM
33T 271428 5166376
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

 Kompass: Pragser Dolomiten

Tabacco Wanderkarte Fanes Sennes Prags 04

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,250 m
Descent
1,250 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Summit route Clear area
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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